Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Hamster Bubble

The morning has once again turned hot and humid after a couple of mornings of cooler weather, though not quite as hot as it was. There was not a breeze stirring at first but later on every so often I would feel a stirring of air and when you are wet from sweat it feels pretty good!
I walked 6.2 miles around the lake this morning and saw the heron at the edge of the water. I saw a bunch of yellow butterflies and at one point there were about a half a dozen of them fluttering around me as I walked.
I haven't seen this white duckor this black one
around here before. Don't know what kind they are.
I heard a couple of bull frogs and do quite often but have never seen them. I saw a tiny baby snapping turtle squashed on the pathway. I guess he was trying to make his way down to the water when someone stepped on him. Poor thing.
Saw a couple walking friends I haven't seen in a while and stopped for short chat with them.
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Last evening we took a walk around the mall and came across these bubbles with people in them. There is a big zipper on one side where you get in. Then air is blown in and you're zipped in. Then floating around on water you try to make like a hamster and get it turning. It looked like fun for those who gave it a try. It cost $10 for 5 minutes. I had never seen anything like it before!
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I made up a 20 item shopping list and head out to the commissary this morning. I got everything I needed and there were no lines to speak of so I was in and out in no time.
The Exchange is right next to the commissary and I went there today to look around just to see if there was anything I needed. I don't usually find anything there I like but just looked anyway because you never know. I couldn't find anything in smaller sizes - the smallest size was a 10.

Next it was home to put things away and have some lunch. I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I have my exercise tape to do, a few chores and then hopefully a little time for reading.

Hope you are finding some happiness scattered throughout your day.
Happyone :-)
Before borrowing money from a friend,
decide which you need most.
~American Proverb

10 comments:

  1. Gosh, I haven't been to the mall in awhile. What an interesting activity to have there.

    My walk was very uneventful today. But I did have my camera with me. That is probably why nothing happened!! LOL

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  2. I wonder how long it will take for the bubble to come north. That's pretty cool! And I'm surprised that you didn't try it.

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  3. You'll have to tell me which mall when I see you tomorrow. I bet it's fun to watch the human hamsters.

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  4. Just looking at those people in those bubbles made me short of breath!
    That first bird is a goose, I think. The second one is really pretty. I've never seen one of those before, either.

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  5. You take great pictures. I saw your pics of a heron. I love those birds. There is a resident Big Blue Heron at the creek behind my aunt's house; I'm hoping to see it next week. There is frequently a heron (I call them cranes) at the riverside here. And sometimes I see one flying over my house on its way to a farm pond. Did you EVER see more than one crane at a time? They seem to be quite solitary. They must get together once in awhile, or there'd be no more cranes!

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  6. Oh that hamster bubble is such a great idea... isn't it?

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  7. Anita - I usually just see the one but I have seen two flying together a few times and it's awesome to see.

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  8. I've never seen human hamster bubbles before. They do look like fun though.
    Hope the rest of your day was good.

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  9. I think that is so strange .... I have never heard of or seen people in a hamster bubble. The hamsters love it so I guess humans might too :)

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  10. I've never seen anything like this hamster bubble before. Are you going to give it a try and give us a report?

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